Effective Immediately – Most Delta 8 THC Is Now ILLEGAL In The United States

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Effective Immediately – Most Delta 8 THC Is Now ILLEGAL In The United States

Until now, Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC) has fallen into a legal grey area unless expressly prohibited at the state level. As of today, August 21, 2020, most Delta-8 is illegal in the United States.

DELTA 8 THC is illegal! It was long-anticipated and according to the most recent DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) Interim Final Ruling, effective today, any synthetically-produced Delta-8 is prohibited, regardless of the 0.3 percent rule. “All synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinol remain schedule 1 controlled substances,” the ruling specified.

DEA’S Misinterpretation of the Farm Bill

Like usual, the DEA misinterpreted what was stated in the farm bill and used to push a law that, again, makes absolutely no sense. Specifically, the 2018 Farm Bill includes hemp-derived “cannabinoids” and “derivatives” in its definition of “hemp”.

Simplified (which is evidently needed when dealing with these agencies), this means that cannabinoids and derivatives of hemp are themselves “hemp” under the statute. For this reason, a derivative of hemp-derived CBD is itself “hemp” under the statute and should be legal.

Blog Post Credit: CBD Testers Co.

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